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Dr. Steven Meyer for TEDxOkoboji's 1st Annual Conference

November 18th, 2019 | Meet the Speakers

Dr. Steven Meyer

"Miracle Maker - YOU!"

1st Annual TEDxOkoboji Conference // 22 November 2019

It seems now like a lifetime ago when I was asked if I wanted to submit an idea for a TEDx event in Okoboji.. I really love events and so I enthusiastically said yes not knowing that it wasn’t really an event at all but rather a journey. And as we approach the culmination of a four month journey I can honestly say it has been terrifying, exhilarating, and gratifying all wrapped together.

  Being a relatively frequently public speaker, I thought that giving the talk would be a no brainer. The closer we get the more I realize that the TED format is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Hence my apprehension bordering on terror!!

   Having said that I can only begin to articulate how amazing the team at TEDxOkoboji has been. Their leadership through this journey has been consistent, collaborative, and beyond effective. And taking this journey with a dozen heretofore relative strangers has been a fascinating experience.

   Not only has this process further verified my believe in the power of communication and the TED talk format but also the power of relationships and human interaction. I’m also beyond pleased to report that my TED idea regarding the reality and impact of miracles in the world has been magnificently affirmed in my own heart and mind by this activity.

  I am beyond excited to share my idea regarding miracles to the TEDx participants and the world at large. I truly believe that not only individuals but the entire universe can be positively impacted by not only believing in miracles but taking steps to create them. I firmly believe that we all have miracle worker capabilities. What is needed is to open our heart and mind to the potential of the miraculous and develop the skill set to make miracles happen.

Dr. Steven Meyer for TEDxOkoboji's 1st Annual Conference

September 4th, 2019 | Meet the Speakers

Dr. Steven Meyer

"Miracle Maker - YOU!"

1st Annual TEDxOkoboji Conference // 22 November 2019

Nothing but darkness surrounds you! Storm clouds gather overhead. You are gripped by fear and paralyzed by uncertainty. Either because of choices made or circumstances beyond your control you find yourself in a situation where there is no proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

We have all been there at different stages of our lives, some more often than we care to admit. In these terrifying and potentially devastating moments of our lives our natural tendency can be to hunker down and prepare for the worst. When we have no idea what to do doing nothing can see the safest thing.

As a practicing orthopedist of nearly 30 years, founder and president of a Third World mission, and father of six, I have encountered more than my share of challenging circumstances. I am beyond excited at the opportunity to share my perspective on creating miracles out of life’s messes at the TEDxOkoboji event.

Like almost everyone else given this amazing opportunity, I am at the same time excited but overwhelmed at what seems like an insurmountable task out of my realm of talent or experience. I think I would be totally freaking out if it weren’t for the incredible support team of everyone at TEDxOkoboji. I am so looking forward to walking through this journey together!!!

1st Annual TEDxOkoboji Conference // Friday November 22, 2019